09/02/14 2:06pm

Today, Alexandria Country Day School (ACDS) announced that it has received a $3 million gift from an anonymous donor. The gift – the largest in the school’s 31-year history – comes alongside significant recent momentum at ACDS and will allow the school to move forward with key advancements, particularly in three areas:

  • Enhancements to the curriculum/instruction: building on the success of the past couple years, ACDS will continue to strengthen its curriculum and instruction.
  • Improvements to the campus exterior/interior: ACDS has contracted both a landscape architect and an interior architect who specializes in innovative classrooms and learning spaces for areas of improvements.
  • Building the School’s Endowment: a portion of the gift will be dedicated to building the school’s endowment to help the school continue to excel in educating students for years to come.

The gift was announced on the first day of the 2014-2015 school year, at an assembly attended by students, parents, teachers, staff and other supporters of ACDS.

09/02/14 11:52am

We worked hard to improve several services to you on RedBrickTown.com over the summer. One of the improvements we made is the newly revamped forums page. The new forum uses the bulletin board software BB Press and offers our readers and residents in Alexandria a place to help each other, discuss Alexandria-related topics, make an announcement, give you the ability to get something off your chest, sell an item(s), exchange ideas, and more!

I have posted three (3) examples of the types of things you can post in the forums. The only requirement is you have to register an account first. So get your account and join the discussion now!

09/02/14 11:32am

The City of Alexandria Planning Commission will hold its regular monthly public hearing Thursday, September 4  at 7:00 PM in City Hall Council Chambers, 301 King Street.

On the docket for Thursday is John Adams Elementary Parking Lot Expansion, the Braddock Gateway, a request for a classroom trailer at Douglas MacArthur School, and more.

The docket and staff reports for this hearing can be viewed at this link.

09/02/14 11:19am
Chinquapin Park

The City of Alexandria’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is constructing a new access ramp between the loop road and picnic pavilion in Chinquapin Park located at 3210 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia. The new ramp will comply with accessibility standards.

Weather permitting, work will begin Tuesday, September 2 and continue through mid-October. Residents will see equipment in use and crews at work during the daytime. The picnic shelter will not be available for use Monday-Friday during construction. For your safety, please use extra caution when moving around the site.

For additional information or questions about the work, contact Ty Specht, at tspecht@programmanagers.com or 202.266.3426, or Beth Znidersic, at Bethany.znidersic@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.5492.

09/02/14 10:23am

nw_enews_icon-1Alexandria eNews is transitioning to a new software platform.

Although you will continue to receive the messages to which you have subscribed for the time being, you will not be able to make changes to your subscription choices or contact information until you create a new account on the system. On September 3, you will receive an email with a link to create your new account and review your existing subscription choices and contact information.

If you do not use the link, you will receive a reminder email on September 5 and a final reminder on September 8. If you do not create a new account by September 10, you will need to create a new account from scratch in order to designate new subscription choices or contact information.

At some point in the future, your old information will be deleted and you will no longer receive Alexandria eNews messages unless you create a new account. The email messages you receive from Alexandria eNews on and after September 3 will come from addresses ending in @everbridge.net . Please add that domain name to the “whitelist” or approved list in your spam or junk filter to make sure you won’t miss any emergency alerts or other messages to which you’ve subscribed.

If you have any questions about Alexandria eNews, please contact enews@alexandriava.gov.